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Aretta L. Marsh

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Aretta L. Marsh

Age 90, of South River Ave, Weston, WV passed away at 6:22 PM on Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.

She was born April 21, 1924 in Helvetia, Upshur County a daughter of the late Benjamin and Vada Jefferies Cool.

On April 21, 1948 she married John Lewis Marsh and they celebrated 37 years of marriage before his passing on December 16, 1985.

Surviving are one son, Leonard Cool and three daughters: Mandia Jane Lambert of Buckhannon, Irene Virginia Marsh of Weston and Sandra Kay Butcher of Copley; two step daughters: Pauline Helen Curtis of Bendale and Ematine Marsh of OH; 11 grandchildren, 19 step grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, several step great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by six step sons: Lewis Edward Marsh, Don Russell Marsh, Delbert Charles Marsh, Carl Ervin Marsh, Roy Junior Marsh and Arthur Curtis and four brothers: James Cool, Henry Bean, Harley Cool, Carl Cool and one sister, Marie Cool.

Aretta was a homemaker who enjoyed listening to gospel music and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all.

She was Methodist by faith.

Family and friends may gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew on Thursday, November 20, from 5-7 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Aretta Marsh.

Madge G. (Wimer) Kincaid

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Madge G. (Wimer) Kincaid

Age 90, of Walkersville, WV, Went to be with the Lord, on Monday, November 17, 2014 at County Living Private Care Home in Jane Lew, WV.

Madge was born on April 20, 1924 in Gregory, WV to the late Luther Wimer and Rebecca (Cogar) Wimer Brown.

On November 17, 1940 she married Burl Kincaid who preceded her in death on March 07, 2005.

Madge is survived by two sons Waymon Kincaid of Walkersville and Lonnie Kincaid of Bablin and two daughters Geneva Bruffey of Williamstown, WV, and Jeannie Moats and husband Van of Walkersville. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is special care giver Sherry Sellers.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers Oliver and Lawrence Wimer and sisters Mabel Williams, Thelma Lowther, Eva McCartney, Della Prince.

Madge loved her family and she loved to cook for them. She also loved the outdoors, she loved to fish and hunt. Madge also liked helping others she had several foster children and was a caregiver for a number of years.

Madge was a member of the Elijah Chapel Church in Ireland and attended the Victory Apostolic Church in Ireland.

Friends may call on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM from the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jason Allen officiating.

Interment will be held in the Kincaid Cemetery in Ireland.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be caring for the family Madge G. (Wimer) Kincaid.

Ralph Eugene Dobbins

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Ralph Eugene Dobbins

Age 50, passed away November 14, 2014.

He was born April 12, 1964 to the Mina Dobbins and the late Ralph J. Dobbins.

He was self-employed by Coal Creek Energy.

Ralph is survived by daughter, Ciera Dobbins of Gassaway; son, Kenneth Wayne Dobbins of Gassaway; mother, Mina Dobbins and her companion, Sam Reed of Frametown; brother, R.J. Dobbins of Frametown; sister, Jo Ann Rollyson; four nephews; two nieces; two great nieces; fiancé, Shawana Sinks; two very special people, Virgil Slaughter and his boss, Dave Butler, who he thought no other was like him; his little dog, Sassy.

Service will be 1 PM Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating.

Burial will be in the Perry H. James Memorial Park, Frametown.

Friends may call three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Ruth Elizabeth Hayhurst

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Ruth Elizabeth Hayhurst

Age 102, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Pine View Continuous Care, in Harrisville.

Ruth was born July 01, 1912 on Nutters Fork near West Union, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Fred and Gussie Elizabeth (Freeman) Brown.

n the 1940s, Ruth worked in the garment industry at the former Myles Manufacturing of Pennsboro, WV and later served as a loving homemaker for her family. She was a graduate of the former West Union High School.

She was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church.

Ruth was also a member of the Pennsboro Womans Club, member of the Pennsboro Order of Eastern Star #26 where she served as a worthy matron, member of the Pennsboro Senior Citizens where she served as the treasurer for many years, and served as former director and board member of the Ritchie County Senior Citizens in Harrisville, WV. She was also the cofounder of the Pennsboro Country Roads Festival and will be remembered for her graham cracker pies.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Brown of Williamstown, WV; granddaughter, Patricia Garvey (Neal, Sr.) of Tallahassee, FL; great grandchildren, Suzanne Cathaldi, Brian Garvey, Taylor Burgess, & Neal Garvey, Jr; great great grandchildren, Megan, Samantha, & Alyssa Cathaldi; Nethan Garvey; Rowan & Aidan Burgess, and her loving sister, Helen Katzen of Williamstown, WV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Jennings Jackson; 2nd husband, Perle M Hayhurst; sisters, Beulah Stewart, Mabel Taggart, & Bernadine Tucker, and her brothers, Kenneth, Donald, and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Friday, November 21, 2014, at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with Pastor Bill Durst officiating.

Burial will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park Crystal Lake near West Union, WV.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Betty M. Shaver

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Betty M. Shaver

Age 93 of Riffle, WV passed away November 16, 2014 at Glenville Center.

She was born December 24, 1920 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Marshall and Myrtle Foster Perrine.

She was a homemaker and loved to crochet.

She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Sue Shaver of Grafton, OH, Jane McCroskey of Columbus, OH and Phyllis Clark of Exchange; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kester Shaver; brothers, Spurgeon Perrine and Richard “Dick” Perrine; sisters, Edith Smith Cayhill, Mavadell Gilbert, Kathleen Sarver and Jean Button.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Graveside service will be 11 AM Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Shaver Family Cemetery, Riffle with Rev. Alvie Loyd officiating.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

James “Jim” B. Freeland

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James “Jim” B. Freeland

Age 80, of Reynoldsburg, OH (formerly of Pennsboro, WV) departed this life on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Jim was born April 27, 1934 in Pennsboro, WV, a son of the late John A. and Susie (Gatrell) Freeland.

Jim spent his life as a truck driver first in Weirton, WV hauling steel and later for the Kobacker Company in Columbus, OH where he retired after 22 years. While employed, he earned many safety awards from Kobacker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and greatly enjoyed family reunions and genuinely loved people; he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Erma Jean (Jones) Freeland; daughters, Debra Muko (David) of Greensburg, PA and Lisa Anne Pruden of Reynoldsburg, OH; grandchildren, Shawn Simmons, Nikki Simmons, James Adam Simmons, Leah Anne Pruden, Lexi Anne Smith, and 7 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James Edward “Eddie” Freeland; grandson, Matthew James Freeland; 3 sisters, and 4 brothers.

Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with Evang. Terry Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro.

Visitation was from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Mary Virginia Goodnight

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Mary Virginia Goodnight

Age 81, passed away November 15, 2014 at Care Haven of Pleasants, Belmont, WV.

She was born October 06, 1933 in Ritchie County, WV, the daughter of the late DeWitt Grant and Georgia Rexroad Jett.

She had worked at Pine View Nursing Home, Harrisville, Economy Industry, Harrisville and Mid Atlantic Glass, Ellenboro. She enjoyed the church services at the nursing home, bingo, sewing, quilting, crafts and helping people and her many pets.

Mary is survived by her husband, William Paul “Bill” Goodnight; children, Dennis “Frank” McDonald (Kathy) of Smithville, Darlene Bunner (Bobby) of Harrisville, Rodney “Stan” McDonald of Ellenboro, Brenda Wedekamm (Burl) of Harrisville and Cary McDonald (Linda) of Harrisville; step-children, Pauletta Lafferre, Susan Smith, Tom Goodnight (Julie) and Tim Goodnight (Linda); brothers, Carl Jett and John Jett; sister, Pearl Mackey; 24 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great- great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Jett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, November 19, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Rodney “Stan” McDonald officiating.

Burial will follow in the Wince Chapel, Ellenboro.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Marcel Mae Williams

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Marcel Mae Williams

Age 88, of Sutton, WV passed away on November 16, 2014 at Braxton Health Care & Rehabilition Center, Sutton.

She was born in Webster County, WV on April 01, 1926 the daughter of the late Carl & Josie Evans Radcliff.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Williams, sisters, Gladys Morris, Eloise Radcliff, Irene Radcliff, brothers, Ted Radcliff, Buck Radcliff, Woodrow Radcliff.

Marcel was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by her brother, Charles Radcliff & wife Brenda of Sutton, and sister, Clara Ann Hamrick of Chloe, WV.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Greene Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Burial will follow at Carpenter Cemetery, Hickory Flats, WV with the Rev. Tom Propst officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Williams family.

Shelby Richards Grimes

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Shelby Richards Grimes

Age 75, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away November 15, 2014, at her residence, under the loving care of her family.

She was born in Calhoun County, WV, March 18, 1939, a daughter of the late Everett Grandville and Docia Pearl Taylor Richards.

Shelby had worked for Easton Printing and the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

She had been active with the Big Tygart United Methodist Church and the 14th Ave. Gospel Mission.

She enjoyed crafts and gardening, but most of all her family.

Shelby is survived by her husband, Jimmy Lee Grimes; daughter, Tamela Dawn Noble (Kenneth) of Moundsville, WV; daughter-in-law, Chasity Fredrick of Vienna; three grandchildren, Matthew F. Noble (Kelsey) of Moundsville, Brittany D. Kaiser (Joseph) of Moundsville, and Caden D. Fredrick of Vienna; two great-grandchildren, Jacob W. Kaiser and Corbin W. Noble; three sisters, Violet Richards (Arden) of Belpre, Wilma Barnhart of Belpre, and Roberta Coler of Zephyr Hills, Florida; two brothers, Jerry Richards (Sharon) of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and Steven Richards (Arlene) Waynesville, NC; special niece, who was raised as a sister in the home, Belinda Doan (Mark) of College Station, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Shelby was preceded in death by her first husband, Hayward “Pete” Fredrick; daughter, Tonya Fredrick; son, Roland “Rick” Dean Fredrick; two sisters, Shirley Ann Richards and Linda Sinnett; and two brothers, Rondel Richards and Russell Ray Richards.

The funeral service will be at 11 AM, Wednesday, November 19, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

Burial will be at the Chestnut Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Calhoun County.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, November 18, and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, November 19, at the funeral home.

Charles Edward Greenlief

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Charles Edward Greenlief

Age 43, of 99 Harley Brown Drive, Flatwoods, WV, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014.

He was born on April 30, 1971 to Edith Irene and Kenneth Ray Greenlief, who survive him.

Charles had a love for the outdoors; his hobbies included hunting, fishing, and riding ATVs. He was a 1989 graduate of Braxton County High School, and worked as an equipment operator for Slurry Pavers. His greatest moments were spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, those left to honor his memory include his lifelong partner, Alisha Lawson; sons, Jody R. Lawson, Charles Cody Greenlief, Donnie Lee Greenlief; daughter, Autumn Marie Greenlief all at home. Also surviving are brothers, Rusty Greenlief (Angela) of Frametown, WV and Kenneth Allen Greenlief of Statesville, NC; several nieces and nephews.

Charles is preceded in death by his sister, Melinda Greenlief, on June 04, 2012.

Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 225 Main Street, Flatwoods on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM, with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burnsville, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, P.O. Box 292, Flatwoods, WV 26621, in memory of Charles Greenlief.

Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home is honored to be caring for family of Charles Greenlief during this time.

E. Monroe Tomblin

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Monroe Tomblin

Age 85, of Pennsboro, WV (formerly of Gilmer County, WV) departed this life on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Carehaven of Pleasants, following his prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Monroe was born May 15, 1929 in Gilmer County, WV, a son of the late Arthur and Emsy (Canfield) Tomblin.

He is retired from the Gilmer County Board of Education as a school bus driver for the students of Gilmer County.  He was a great handyman who could fix anything and invented many things throughout his lifetime.  Monroe was an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Ruth Phyllis (Collins) Tomblin; daughter, Shirley Letner (Don) of Kettering, OH; son, David Tomblin of Pennsboro, WV; granddaughter, Sara Letner of Kettering, OH; brother, Joe Tomblin (Tess) of Kansas City, MO, and his brother in law, Hayward Mick of Gilmer County, WV.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Jim & George Tomblin; sisters, Orneda Tomblin Mick & Londa Rigney; sisters in law, Mary & Nora Tomblin, and brother in law, Ray Rigney.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Johns Cemetery in Gilmer County, WV.

Visitation will be from 10 AM - 11 AM, on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Joanne Gawthrop Harrison

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Joanne Gawthrop Harrison

Age 87, of Muddlety, WV passed away November 16, 2014 at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

She was born June 03, 1927 in Weston, WV a daughter of the late John Frank and Anna Mary Kessler Gawthrop.

She was a graduate of Glenville State College with an Elementary Education Degree.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL and the Daughter’s of the American Revolution.

She is survived by daughter, Suzanne Harrison of Atlanta, GA; siblings, Marjorie Lee Young of Summersville and John Daniel Gawthrop of Gassaway.

She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Ward Harrison, Jr.; siblings, Mary Louise Gault, John Frank Gawthrop, Jr. and Martha jean Wilson; brother-in-laws, Joseph Gault and Sidney Joseph Young; sister-in-law, JoAnn Gawthrop; nieces, Stephanie Key and Judith Karen Potts.

Joanne had a smile on her face for everyone she met and made people feel loved and welcomed. Her arms were always held out for hugs. She will be missed by her family.

Service will be 11 AM Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Larry Gawthrop officiating.

Burial will be in the Hill Cemetery, Muddlety.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Charles “Chuck” Lewis

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Charles “Chuck” Lewis

Age 77, of Tullahoma, TN passed away Thursday, November 06, 2014, at his home.

A native of Webster Springs, WV he owned and operated a sporting goods store in Weston, “Chuck’s Ammo” and during that time he also drove a school bus, a job which he enjoyed immensely.

Lewis and his family retired from their family business and went to Tennessee to make their home in an area where good fishing and hunting could be found and they found that spot in the Franklin County area.

He was a member of the Grundy Street Church of Christ in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Lewis is preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Elizabeth Riffle and his father, Joseph Watterson; a daughter, Frances Robin Lewis and grandson, Aaron Francis.

He is survived by his lovely wife of 55-years, Esther Lewis of Tullahoma, TN; daughter, Esther Jill Lewis, and son, Charles Damon Lewis, both off Tullahoma, TN;  granddaughters, Jessica Posey of Jane Lew, WV; and Heather Lewis of Tullahoma, TN.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Grundy Street Church of Christ to be announced at a later date with Brother Philip Davis officiating. 

Memorial Service for Vaughn Rose - 11.15.14

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There will be a Memorial Service for Vaughn Rose,

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Rosedale Baptist Church, Rosedale, WV

The service will begin at 1:00 PM

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